Cancer prevention: 6 Ways nature helps you fight cancer — NaturalNews.com – December 7, 2019

(Natural News) Cancer has been on the rise in recent years, with statistics from the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimating a grand total of more than 1.7 million new cancer cases in the US. Researchers from the ACS found that at least 42 percent of these newly diagnosed cancer cases – about 740,000 – are avoidable. This includes the 19 percent of cancers caused by smoking and the 18 percent caused by a combination of excess body weight, high alcohol intake, poor nutrition and lack of physical activity. Certain lifestyle changes help reduce the risk of cancer, but nature can also bring some surprising cancer-fighting benefits that will help you stay healthy and cancer-free. →

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Good health comes in tiny packages: 6 health benefits of pumpkin seeds — NaturalNews.com – November 28, 2019

(Natural News) Pumpkin seeds might look small, but they’re packed with nutritional benefits, such as zinc, iron and magnesium. While these seeds are readily available in stores, you can also harvest them fresh – especially after Halloween. More than its nutritional value, however, pumpkin seeds can give you the following health benefits. →

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Microorganisms in the gut boost the immune system’s ability to fight a herpes virus that can cause fatal brain inflammation – NaturalNews.com – November 24, 2019

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(Natural News) A recent study from the Beckman Research Institute in California revealed a surprising link between gut bacteria and inflammation. The findings, which were published in the journal Nature Communications, identified an envelope molecule from Bacteroides fragilis to have anti-inflammatory properties. According to the researchers, the molecule – which they called capsular polysaccharide A (PSA) – promotes protective and anti-inflammatory responses during a viral infection. In particular, it can be used to protect the body against herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE), a severe form of brain inflammation with a 70 percent mortality rate without treatment. →

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Health benefits of detox drinks and green smoothies – NaturalNews.com – November 11, 2019

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(Natural News) As its name suggests, detox drinks help purge toxins from the body. They also help in improving health and losing weight. A green smoothie made from whole food and natural plant-based ingredients will prove a very healthful addition to any diet. →

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Prebiotics and probiotics offer a one-two punch for keeping cancer at bay – NaturalNews.com – November 4, 2019

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(Natural News) There is now an even better reason for you to add prebiotics and probiotics to your diet. According to a new study in Cell Reports, the combination of these two — termed “synbiotics” — can be used to modulate the human gut microbiota and treat serious diseases like colorectal cancer. Prebiotics and probiotics: sources and health benefits →

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The antifungal properties of coconut oil extend even to opportunistic pathogens: Study — NaturalNews.com – October 31, 2019

(Natural News) Coconut is a popular health-promoting and versatile medicinal food that provides a variety of  benefits, including boosting heart health, reducing stress, and preventing brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. Now, recent research suggests that coconut, specifically coconut oil, has antifungal properties as well. A study published in the American Society of Microbiology’s journal mSphere found that coconut oil can control the overgrowth of Candida albicans, a type of pathogenic yeast, in mice. This suggests that coconut oil can be used as an alternative to antifungal drugs to reduce the risk of contracting infections caused by this pathogen. →

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7 Scientifically-proven health benefits of eating nutrient-rich Brazil nuts — NaturalNews.com – October 28, 2019

(Natural News) Brazil nuts not only make a healthy and nutritious snack, they also offer a variety of health benefits. Research suggests that eating these nutrient-dense nuts can help reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and support thyroid function. →

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